An Outline of a System of Natural Theology
W. Pickering, 1840 - 448 pages
Compares in rhyme the coats people wear to the coverings of a variety of animals.
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Page 329 - ... with an apparent design to induce us to act so and so, then he not only dispenses happiness and misery, but also rewards and punishes actions. If, for example, the pain which we feel upon doing what tends to the destruction of our bodies, suppose upon too near approaches to fire, or upon wounding ourselves, be appointed by the Author of nature, to prevent our doing what thus tends to our destruction ; this is altogether as much an instance of his punishing our actions, and consequently of our...
Page 330 - It is that, which all ages and all countries have made profession of in public : it is that, which every man you meet puts on the show of: it is that, which the primary and fundamental laws of all civil constitutions over the face of the earth make it their business and endeavour to enforce the practice of upon mankind : namely, justice, veracity, and regard to common good.
Page 449 - Britannicae, or the several Editions of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, from its compilation to the last revision, together with the Liturgy set forth for the use of the Church of Scotland, arranged to shew their respective variations. By WILLIAM KEELING, BD, late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Second Edition. 8vo. 12».
Page 424 - So long rever'd, so long reputed wise, Is weak ; with rank knight-errantries o'errun. Why beats thy bosom with illustrious dreams Of self-exposure, laudable, and great ? Of gallant enterprise, and glorious death ? Die for thy country ! — Thou romantic fool ! Seize, seize the plank thyself, and let her sink : Thy country ! what to thee ? — The Godhead, what ? (I speak with awe !) tho...
Page 447 - The Booke of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments. And other parts of divine service for the use of the Church of Scotland.
Page 451 - The Words, with those of the same family, are traced to their origin. The Explanations are deduced from the primitive meaning through the various usages. The Quotations are arranged chronologically, from the earliest period to the present time. The Supplement separately. 4to. 12«.
Page 330 - It is manifest great part of common language, and of common behaviour over the world, is formed upon supposition of such a moral faculty ; whether called conscience, moral reason, moral sense, or Divine reason...